Specific issues with encoding video to a certain format, also related to [video-conversion]

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Can HandBrake flip/rotate a video?

I'd like to use HandBrake to compress some video that was taken via a camera that was mounted upside down. I found a reference to a command-line rotate option, but I can't find it in the GUI. Am I ...
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Is there any way to distribute x264 encoding jobs across multiple computers (to increase the encoding speed)?

Does anyone know of a current, active solution to encoding x264 videos across many computers (via the network) to increase encoding FPS? Brownie points for cross-platform and open source, but just so ...
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Convert from MOV to MP4 Container format

I have a digital camera that records nice 1080p H.264 format but unfortunately it uses the MOV container format. Basically I have nothing but the camera and VLC that play this format natively. Is ...
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What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? [closed]

What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? I have used "Dr. DivX" long back. Is there any better tool to rip DVDs?
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Convert AVI to MP4 keeping the same quality

I want to compress an AVI file to MP4 using an h.264 codec. I could not get the same quality. How can I compress it? Original Video: Original Video Screen: FFmpeg console output (ffmpeg -i ...
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How to generate an MP4 with H.265 codec using FFmpeg?

I want to encode a video file to H.265. The last version of ffmpeg should be support H.265 (Source). However, I could not find any information about the exact command. I do not know, which library I ...
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How do I reduce the size of a huge MP4 video?

I paid $59.95 for Vimeo Plus only to find that there is a 1 Gigabyte limit on video size. I have a 4 GB MP4 video file that I shot with the HD Flip Mino. How do I reduce it to no more than 1 GIG ...
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What bunch of ffmpeg scripts do I need to get HTML5-compatible “Video for everybody”?

What list of commands should I do in ffmpeg/mencoder/some_other_CLI_app to get a video in all the right formats to use Video for Everybody? i.e. Is there a subtlety that prevents there being a ...
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Video encoding for archival

I would like to archive some home videos (DV). I don't need to save them losslessly, but I would like to encode them in something high-quality. What format is both pretty indistinguishable from the ...
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What parameters should I be looking at to reduce the size of a .MOV file?

My Canon 60D creates .MOV files when recording video and I've found out that the .MOV container has an H264 video stream and a PCM audio stream. I've used ffmpeg and GSpot to look at some of my ...
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FFmpeg drops frames when encoding a png image sequence into an x264 mp4 video

I'm trying to encode an image-sequence (frame0001.png, frame0002.png, ... , frame0160.png) into an x264 video using the following command: ffmpeg -i frame%04d.png -sameq -r 24 out.mp4 After ...
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Converting a video from VOB to AVI while making the file smaller

How do I convert a video from one format, in this case a .vob into another, say .avi? I have a DVD of 4.2 GB and would like to convert that to a smaller filesize and different format of an .avi file ...
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Which resize algorithm to choose for videos?

I'm using VirtualDub for encoding with those settings. However I record my stuff in 1920x1080 and resize it down to 1280x720. Now the question: which algorithm should I choose when making a balanced ...
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How can I re-encode H.264 video with minimal quality loss?

I have a lot of MPEG-TS files (.TS container but H.264 video) and playback is fine except that when you skip forward/backward or fast forward it's very sluggish and gets pixelated, etc. I've been ...
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How can I get high quality/low size MP4s like the LOL release group?

Release group LOL does an excellent job at encoding their releases on The Vampire Diaries (on other shows like How I Met Your Mother the bitrate is higher, so doesn't seem this effective). About 200 ...
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How to losslessly combine multiple AVI files into a single file?

I would like to combine multiple movie clips with .mov and .avi extension into a single file. Is there any free software in the market that is good and able to perform that? Preferably that should ...
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How do I use my gpu to speed up video encoding

I have a ATI graphics card (Radeon HD 4870), I have read that I can use this to significantly speed up encoding dvd to avi. Does anyone know how?
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Best Intel Quick Sync software for h.264 transcoding

I would like to know the best (fast) software for video encoding and transcoding video into h.264 that makes use of Intel Quick Sync. I looked at Media Espresso by Cyberlink but it does not have many ...
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Recommend me a good video format to encode my video

I recently got a helmet camera for my motorbike and was able to make videos, however it stores it in Motion JPEG, which is very space inefficent. 30 minutes of 640x480 takes up 2GB. I can convert that ...
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How do I convert the format of an audio track inside an MP4 video?

I have an MP4 File with an AVC video track and an MP3 (not AAC) audio track. Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 [Video] Audio: MPEG Audio 44100Hz stereo 192kbps [Audio] While some video players ...
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Converting AVI encoded file with an IMM5 codec

As part of a legal matter, I received a copy of a security video encoded using what appears to be an 'IMM5' codec, apparently often used by police. I also received a copy of 'BackupPlayer', which can ...
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Handbrake: How to retain sharpness when down-sampling video during an encode?

I have a bunch of 1280x720 resolution videos, but I really don't need to have that high resolution, so I thought of re-encoding and resizing them to 852x480 to save some space, but I noticed Handbrake ...
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How to determine segments of footage held in common between different video files?

Context: Say I have two video files--rips from a DVD or DV tape. They are both MKV or AVI format, some standard container or other, but were ripped separately, with different encoders, different ...
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How do I replace the audio in an MP4 file without re-encoding?

I've got a video in an MP4 container that I would like to replace the audio track in (not add another audio stream to, nor convert the audio format of). Someone elsewhere online suggested to use ...
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FFmpeg (MacPorts) - libfaac missing, need new audio encoder

I am so confused. I am trying a quite simple FFMpeg command to transcode a movie file to a x264/AAC mp4 file via the command line (for Vimeo upload). (Mountain Lion/Macports) ffmpeg -i INPUT.AVI ...
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How do you put clips from a DVD into a website?

I have a promotional DVD from a client, and they want to put clips from it on their website. I'm in a Windows environment, so I'm looking for a decent video editor program, free would be preferred. ...
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What are the best encoding options in Adobe Premiere for uploading a video to YouTube?

Adobe Premiere suggests a list of presets when encoding a video. For me, the good candidates to encode for YouTube are: HDTV 1080p 24 High Quality HDTV 1080p 25 High Quality HDTV 1080p 29.97 High ...
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Shouldn't we always use Web Optimized for Handbrake?

I use Handbrake sometimes to compress video files, and notice that the "Web Optimized" option is not chosen by default, and cannot be set to the default in Options either. But I tried both Web ...
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Opening a AAC/h264 file in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0

I have encoded some videos using mencoder, with AAC and h.264. Sony vegas cannot open the files, without any explanation. Here is what Gspot tells me about the videos : To encode the videos I have ...
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How do you splice out a part of an xvid encoded avi file, with ffmpeg? (no problems with other files)

Im using the following command, which works for most files, except what seems to be xvid encoded ones /usr/bin/ffmpeg -sameq -i file.avi -ss 00:01:00 -t 00:00:30 -ac 2 -r 25 -copyts output.avi So ...
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How to make Handbrake preserve capture time / creation time?

Handbrake is an awesome video compression tool, but it doesn't seem to preserve the original capture time after a video is compressed. Any idea how to fix this?
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How do I translate HandbrakeCLI options to FFmpeg options?

I have a bunch of commandline settings that work for handbrake, but sometimes on some videos (I have no idea why) handbrake throws "Out of memory exception". I was wondering if I can find the same ...
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Reduce size of MP4

I have a MP4 file with a lengh of 22:44. Here are the details: Video: width: 720 px height: 404 px data bitrate: 1022 kBit/s overall bitrate: 1182 kBit/s fps: 24 codec: H264 - MPEG4 AVC ...
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Stream video from a computer to a tablet

I would like to watch presentations and college videos I have on my computer, from my tablet. There are almost a hundred of GB in videos, so I would like to watch them in streaming from my computer. ...
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FFmpeg MKV to MP4 remux whilst converting all audio tracks to AAC

I had a ffmpeg command that would successfully remux an mkv to a iTunes compatible mp4. However it only took the first audio stream regardless of language. I want to remux all audio streams, or at ...
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Convert EXR file sequence with FFmpeg and x264

When I convert an EXR sequence into a QuickTime MOV file using FFmpeg and the x264 codec, it codes the video – but in QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player it's just black! But when I open it up ...
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How to specify audio and video bitrate

I have a mov file with the following media information: Stream 0 Type: Video Codec: H264-MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)avc1 Language: English Resolution: 1280x720 Frame rate: 24 Stream 1 Type: Audio Codec: ...
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ffmpeg minimal requirements configuration for encoding and decoding h264 files

I'm trying to compile ffmpeg with minimal requirements in order to encode/decode with h264. So far my command line configuration is : ./configure --disable-yasm --disable-everything ...
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Avconv increases file size

I am using the version of avconv in Ubuntu 12.04 to archive videos. I would preferably use some kind of lossless video compression (e.g., huffyuv or FFV1), but using the original video stream (copy ...
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Do motion-heavy and motion-light scenes influence the total encoding time?

I'm an avid gamer. Occasionally I like to record my gameplay with Fraps and upload it on YouTube. For my encoding I use Komisar's x264 codec in VirtualDub with the following settings: link to image ...
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YouTube consistently messes up my video's quality

I'm having trouble encoding a video for YouTube. The content isn't very "compression-friendly" (it's Battlefield 4 gameplay footage), but I'm 100% positive the results could be better. Some links: ...
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ffmpeg support for tx3g

I am trying to embed subtitles in an MP4 contrainer using ffmpeg. I am using the following command: ffmpeg -i input.MOV -i input.srt -map 0 -map 1 -c copy -c:s mov_text output.MOV I would like the ...
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Proper encoding for long videos from online meetings?

I'm taking responsibility for maintaining a collection of recordings from online meetings, and I'm at a loss to determine which encodings I should use for them. The videos are coming from GoToMeeting, ...
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How would “The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012” translate into mencoder options?

I've read the file "The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012" (link), which is what a lot of "pirate" groups have agreed upon in terms of encoding options. The relevant parts are Audio, Framerate, ...
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Unable to cut out part of video with ffmpeg

What I want to do I'm trying to cut a video for a science project under Ubuntu 11.10 with latest ffmpeg, I also tried Kino and avidemux where the video failed to even open properly although it plays ...
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Can I transcode a video if I have an application that can play it?

My condo complex was burglarized last week and I've been tasked with retrieving the video from our security system to provide to law enforcement. The system is an older DVR (DiViS DVR - warning: PDF ...
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Why Handbrake compressing a video from a DVD can become 300MB, 1GB, or 2GB when the original should be only 600MB?

Handbrake can convert a DVD clip which is about 30 minutes to a 300MB .mkv file. For experiment, I tried also 1GB file size and 2GB, and they both came out as 1GB or 2GB. But I estimate that the ...
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Retrieve the HandBrakeCLI command from HandBrake GUI

I understand that the HandBrake application uses the HandBrakeCLI command-line application to do the actual encoding job From all the encoding settings I've set on the HandBrake UI, how can I ...
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Where is synchronization information stored in container formats?

Multiple audio streams, video streams and subtitles are stored in one container. These are played back together. Where is the synchronization information stored in the container format? In meta-data ...
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Converting series of images with ffmpeg results in black video

I've just downloaded ffmpeg since it seems to perfectly match my needs (make a video from a set of pictures). I'm currently playing around with some examples just to get started and there's something ...